Do Our Babies Need to Move More?
A study that used activity trackers to monitor babies found associations between infants ’ movement and levels of fat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Babies and Infants Children and Childhood Obesity Weight Parenting Exercise Source Type: news

The poo panacea: inside the strange, surprising world of faecal transplants
When treating antibiotic-resistant infections, injecting patients with other people ’s excrement can be highly effective. Could it be the answer to dementia, anorexia and obesity too?The man and woman are wearing blue hospital gowns and clear face shields. Dr James Sones and Dr Indu Srinivasan are in a room in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. They are about to create something that has spread through medicine like, well, a shitstorm.Sones takes a brown gloopy material and spoons it into what looks like a regular kitchen blender. The camera zooms in to a la...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rose George Tags: Health & wellbeing Digestive disorders Microbiology Life and style Science Society Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery doesn't always help mental health of overweight teens
The mental and emotional problems many teens experience, due at least in part to being overweight, may persist long after successful bariatric surgery. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Want a 2nd Heart Attack? Lose the Belly Fat
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- For heart attack survivors, a fat belly could mean another one is likely, a new study suggests. Earlier studies have shown that abdominal obesity puts people at risk for their first heart attack. This new study shows it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

School Lunch Programmes for Progress
School feeding programme in Togo. Credit: WFP/João CavalcanteBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) If well planned, coordinated and implemented, a government funded school feeding programme for all primary school children can be progressively transformative. Such a programme, involving government departments and agencies working together, can benefit schoolchildren, their families, farmers and public health, now and in the future. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Such a scheme should comprehensively supply adequate food for all, especially schoolchildren, and improve their nutrition,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplementation linked to potential improvements in blood pressure in children
(University of Pittsburgh) Overweight and obese vitamin D-deficient children who took a relatively high dose of vitamin D every day for six months had lower blood pressure and improved insulin sensitivity than their peers who took a lower dose. The study did not show improvements in other markers of cardiovascular and metabolic health, a finding that indicates vitamin D supplementation alone may not be the cure-all for children at highest risk for diabetes and heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: Mental health problems persist in adolescents five years after bariatric surgery despite substantial weight loss
(The Lancet) Five years after weight-loss surgery, despite small improvements in self-esteem and moderate improvements in binge eating, adolescents did not see improvements in their overall mental health, compared to peers who received conventional obesity treatment, according to a study in Sweden with 161 participants aged 13-18 years published in The Lancet Child& Adolescent Health journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Barcelona study links weekend eating jet lag to obesity
(University of Barcelona) A new study by the University of Barcelona (UB) concluded that irregularity in eating schedules during the weekend, named by the authors as eating jet lag, could be related to the increase of body mass index (BMI), a formula that measures weight and height to determine whether someone's weight is healthy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Balance disorder, falling risks and fear of falling in obese individuals: cross-sectional clinical research in Isparta - Ercan S, Ba şkurt Z, Başkurt F, Cetin C.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of obesity according to gender on balance, posture, the risk of falling and the fear of falling. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted at the Department of Sports Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may reduce blood sugar and body fat
According to a study published inScientific Reports, vitamin D supplementation may reduce blood sugar and body fat in people who are obese and vitamin D deficient.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 20, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity Is a Major Problem. Research Isn ’t Helping.
Something is missing with many study methods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aaron E. Carroll Tags: Obesity Research Children and Childhood Statistics Source Type: news

New drug prevents liver damage, obesity and glucose intolerance in mice on high-fat diet
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Mice given a new drug targeting a key gene involved in lipid and glucose metabolism could tolerate a high-fat diet regimen (composed of 60% fat from lard) without developing significant liver damage, becoming obese, or disrupting their body's glucose balance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From depression to dementia, inflammation is medicine ’s new frontier | Edward Bullmore
The barrier between mind and body appears to be crumbling. Clinical practice and public perception need to catch upUnlikely as it may seem, #inflammation has become a hashtag. It seems to be everywhere suddenly, up to all sorts of tricks. Rather than simply being on our side, fighting infections and healing wounds, it turns out to have a dark side as well: the role it plays in causing us harm.It ’s now clear that inflammation is part of the problem in many, if not all, diseases of the body. And targeting immune or inflammatory causes of disease has led to a series of breakthroughs, from new treatments for rheumatoid ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Edward Bullmore Tags: Mental health Psychiatry Multiple sclerosis Depression Dementia Society Medical research Science UK news Alzheimer's Parkinson's disease Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Obesity in Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Increase Risk for Cardiotoxicity
These results highlight the increased prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in these patients, and the need for personalized risk assessments for cardiac complications following cardiotoxic therapies. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Family income gradients in adolescent obesity, overweight and adiposity persist in extremely deprived and extremely affluent neighbourhoods but not in middle-class neighbourhoods: evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort Study - Mireku MO, Rodriguez A.
We investigated whether family income gradients in obesity, overweight, and adiposity persist at geographic-level deprivation quintiles using a nationally representative cohort of UK adolescents. Data from 11,714 eligible adolescents from the sixth sweep o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Supplement may help burn fat long after exercise
Taking an appetite suppressant produced by gut bacteria may help increase the value of moderate exercise for weight loss, according to a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Does walking and bicycling more mean exercising less? Evidence from the U.S. and the Netherlands - Panik RT, Morris EA, Voulgaris CT.
Introduction Active travel, such as utilitarian walking and bicycling, may address public health challenges, such as obesity and poor cardiovascular health, if increased active travel results in an increase in overall physical activity. However, it is pos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Changes in perceptions of neighborhood environment and cardiometabolic outcomes in two predominantly African American neighborhoods - Gary-Webb TL, Egnot NS, Nugroho A, Dubowitz T, Troxel WM.
BACKGROUND: Perceived neighborhood characteristics, including satisfaction with one's neighborhood as a place to live, are associated with lower obesity rates and more favorable cardiovascular risk factor profiles. Yet, few studies have evaluated whether c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Association between the built environment and active transportation among U.S. adolescents - Tewahade S, Li K, Goldstein RB, Haynie D, Iannotti RJ, Simons-Morton B.
Introduction As a major determinant of obesity and cardiovascular disease in the United States, decreasing physical activity (PA) has led researchers to study factors influencing daily PA. One opportunity for modifying PA is in relation to transportation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain
(University of California - Riverside) New UC Riverside research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the Digital Marketplace Is Changing the Way We Eat
This article was originally published onDigital @ DAI. You can read it here.  (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Nutrition Digital Health Source Type: news

Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support
(Natural News) Years of research have established a positive collaboration between estrogen and vitamin D to improve bone health. Now, recent research suggests that this dynamic duo could also play a role in staving off metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is described as a cluster of conditions – such as obesity, high blood... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marketplace Premiums and Insurer Participation: 2017-2020
In a recent Urban Institute report, researchers look at changes in the average lowest silver premiums from 2017 to 2020 by state. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - January 16, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Making sense of the self
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Interoception is the awareness of our physiological states. But precisely how the brain calculates and reacts to this information remains unclear. In a paper published in the journal Neuron, neuroscientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) demonstrate how the insular cortex orchestrates the process. The work represents the first steps toward understanding the neural basis of interoception, which could allow researchers to address key questions in eating disorders, obesity, drug addiction, and a host of other diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Less active infants had greater fat accumulation, study finds
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mortality rate is cut in half by a lung rescue team at Massachusetts General
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A specialized Lung Rescue Team established to evaluate and treat patients with obesity receiving mechanical ventilation due to acute respiratory failure has significantly reduced the risk of mortality (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity could be linked to a rise in fatty liver disease in young adults
One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), research published today [15 January] has found. The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology& Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

Obesity crisis blamed for a rise in fatty liver disease amongst young adults
One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), research published today [15 January] has found. The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology& Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

1 in 10 have serious problems after bariatric surgery
Roux-en-Y bypass linked to greater five-year risks than gastric sleeve, but also better for weight loss Related items fromOnMedica Promote exercise not surgery to cut obesity and diabetes, say MPs NHS must do much more bariatric surgery to beat obesity Gastric banding has strong impact on cardio risks Surgery a better option for obese diabetics Testosterone levels recover after obesity surgery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?
Looking at medical records from more than 33,000 U.S. patients, researchers found that those who underwent gastric bypass surgery had higher rates of hospitalization in the next five years, versus patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creating a Community Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Yakima County, Washington: Rev It Up! 2008
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research determines that following the Mediterranean diet helps reduce liver fat and minimizes obesity risk
(Natural News) Those looking to lower their hepatic fat deposits may be better off trying a low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet over a low-fat one, according to researchers. In a study published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, together with teams from the U.S. and Germany, found that the Mediterranean diet had... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- People considering obesity surgery have a lot to think about, including the specific procedure they want. Now a large study finds that one surgery is tied to a higher rates of hospitalization in the years... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity drug associated with increased cancer risk
The Food and Drug Administration have issued a public safety alert that warns of a potential increased risk for cancer with lorcaserin, a weight-management obesity drug.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity crisis blamed for a rise in fatty liver disease amongst young adults
(University of Bristol) One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), research published today has found. The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology& Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Proximity to parks and natural areas as an environmental determinant to spatial disparities in obesity prevalence - Lee KH, Heo J, Jayaraman R, Dawson S.
Obesity is a significant public health concern in the United States. The relationship between recreational opportunity and health conditions have been examined at an individual level by several studies. However, few studies have examined this relationship ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

OHSU research informs NIH panel on achieving equity in preventive health services
(Oregon Health& Science University) In a review of 120 previously published articles, researchers at the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center at Oregon Health& Science University assessed the effects of barriers that create health disparities in 10 select preventive services, such as cancer screening, smoking cessation or obesity management, and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce barriers.Their findings indicate that enhanced services such as patient navigation, telephone calls and prompts, and reminders increased cancer screening rates across different patient populations. (Source: EurekAlert...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Healthier school meals are evidence of the success of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act
(UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity) In this editorial, concerns used to support the rollbacks of nutrition standards set forth in the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act are analyzed, with researchers finding not only that these concerns are not supported by evidence, but also that the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act had notable positive effects on the dietary quality of meals served to school-aged children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Less sugar in school-kids ’ packed lunches
But nutritional quality still low, study finds Related items fromOnMedica Government may ban sale of energy drinks to children Poorest Scottish kids do the least exercise Obesity levels in Year six children rise again Type 2 diabetes cases among children and young people soar Childhood deprivation may be linked to smaller brain size (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT)?
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a type of exercise that combines short bursts of intense activity with periods of rest. Learn about the potential benefits here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

New Mechanism May Safely Prevent and Reverse Obesity
Researchers at Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center have discovered that a receptor found in almost all cells plays a big role in the body's metabolism. By blocking the receptor with use of a drug, mice on a high-fat diet did not become any fatter than mice on a low-fat control diet, and obese mice dropped in weight with use of the same drug. No ill side effects were observed in either study. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 13, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release Research cancer research Norris Cotton Cancer Center obesity Source Type: news

New mechanism may safely prevent and reverse obesity
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Researchers at Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center have discovered that a receptor found in almost all cells plays a big role in the body's metabolism. By blocking the receptor with use of a drug, mice on a high-fat diet did not become any fatter than mice on a low-fat control diet, and obese mice dropped in weight with use of the same drug. No ill side effects were observed in either study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity Epidemic and Junk Food Consumption Go Hand in Hand Obesity Epidemic and Junk Food Consumption Go Hand in Hand
"Many populations...have demonstrated that chronic disease with age is not predestined but rather heavily influenced by lifestyle and diet," write the authors of a review, who also advise on how to help people make better choices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Reducing Tongue Fat Could Improve Sleep Apnea, Study Says
This study shows reducing excess fat in general can reduce tongue size,” said Dr. Raj Dasgupta, a sleep specialist at Keck Medicine at the University of Southern California, who was not involved in the study. In the new paper, the researchers used MRI imaging to measure the effect on upper airways of a 10% weight loss in 67 obese patients. The images showed reducing tongue fat was the primary reason overall sleep apnea scores improved by 31%. “In fact, the more tongue fat you lost, the more your apnea improved,” said Schwab, who is the co-director of the Penn Sleep Center at Penn Medicine. Costs of sleep ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Reduction in Tongue Fat Can Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- For individuals with obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a reduction in tongue fat associated with weight loss correlates with improvement in the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), according to a study published online Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Molecular ‘doormen’ open the way to potential obesity treatment
Researchers have discovered a promising new obesity treatment in regulating the traffic between incoming carbohydrates and outgoing lipids in fat cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Molecular “doormen” open the way to potential obesity treatment
Researchers have discovered a promising new obesity treatment in regulating the traffic between incoming carbohydrates and outgoing lipids in fat cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Influences Metabolic Inflexibility Cardiorespiratory Fitness Influences Metabolic Inflexibility
How does metabolic flexibility during exercise differ between obese and normal weight individuals?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Obesity Epidemic and Junk Food Consumption
Go Hand in Hand (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New cellular player involved in obesity discover
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) The group also found that in experimental disease models that mimic the development of human obesity, loss of iRhom2 results in less fat accumulation in the body. In addition, adipose tissues are protected from inflammation and from the development of insulin resistance, two known hallmarks of metabolic disease. The discovery, besides improving the understanding of the cellular mechanisms associated with obesity, could be potentially useful in the future for the development of new drugs to treat the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news